Hampton set to make another comeback for Atlanta Braves
ATLANTA — Mike Hampton, who hasn’t pitched in a major league game since 2005, is expected to be ready for the start of spring training as he continues his comeback from two elbow surgeries and a hamstring injury.
Hampton has to show he is healthy. It is too early to list the left-hander among the Atlanta Braves’ projected starters as pitching coach Roger McDowell’s conditioning camp begins Friday at Turner Field, two weeks before the start of spring training.
General manager Frank Wren says Hampton has full clearance to join workouts when pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 14.
Hampton has been working out in Phoenix and may not join the voluntary conditioning camp in Atlanta.